European Shipping Week on the Horizon


Exactly 32 days from now, policy-makers and shipping executives will meet in Brussels for the second edition of European Shipping Week.

The central event of the week is the Flagship Conference, which will be held Wednesday 1 March at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel. The conference programme is now complete and promises to bring food for thought on global trends affecting shipping and the ongoing review of European shipping policy. Keynote speakers include Joe Mizzi, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure of Malta, Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, Märtha Rehnberg, Associate Partner at Dare Disrupt, Alexander Stubb, Member of the Finnish Parliament, Jos Delbeke, Director-General at DG Climate Action and Henrik Hololei, Director-General at DG Move. Panel and one-to-one sessions with leading personalities from the shipping industry will ensure lively discussions, under the professional direction of Julian Bray, Editor-in-Chief at Tradewinds.

The Flagship Conference will be followed by a Gala Dinner, featuring a keynote address by Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, former US Ambassador to the European Union and Visiting Fellow at the College of Europe. Ambassador Gardner, who has dedicated more than 20 years of his career to US-European affairs, will speak on the timely subject of ‘US-EU Relations: Looking Back, Looking Forward’.

PTI Event Listing: European Shipping Week 2017

On Thursday March 2, an all-day excursion to the port of Antwerp is organised for EU officials, to experience a diverse range of shipping-related activities in real time.

European Shipping Week is intended to be a platform where policy-makers from the main EU institutions will meet and engage with European ship-owners and other stakeholders from the shipping sector. The focus is on shipping, with a comprehensive examination of all of its different aspects.

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